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Eclipse A Novel of Lewis and Clark: Wheeler, Richard S.

Eclipse A Novel of Lewis and Clark

Wheeler, Richard S.

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ISBN 10: 031287846X / ISBN 13: 9780312878467
Editorial: Tom Doherty Associates, New York, 2002
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Elk River Books (IOBA, RMABA) (Livingston, MT, Estados Unidos de America)

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Octavo (21 cm), pp. 380. Signed by author on title page. Cream-colored boards with gilt lettering on spine. Wheeler, working within the bounds of the historical record, weaves a dark interpretation of the Lewis and Clark expedition in this novel. N° de ref. de la librería 5190

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Título: Eclipse A Novel of Lewis and Clark

Editorial: Tom Doherty Associates, New York

Año de publicación: 2002

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: First edition.

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Sinopsis:

Lewis and Clark: forever paired for their epochal first crossing of the continent in 1804-1806, darlings of the young republic, and the pride of Thomas Jefferson because they made his dream of a nation between two oceans come true.

Lewis and Clark: two great but very different men.

Plain-spoken William Clark, enjoys the triumphs and acclaim of the expedition, marries his childhood sweetheart, and settles in St. Louis as superintendent of the nation's Indian affairs. His black manservant, York, who accompanied the expedition, forces Clark to confront the very nature of slavery and question the society that condoned it.

Meriwether Lewis, a man of fierce courage and brilliant intellect, returns from the Pacific a changed man. Something terrible has happened to him, something insidious, a disease with no name that erodes his health, threatens to destroy his mind--and his honor.

In Eclipse, Richard S. Wheeler has written a tour de force novel, an exploration of triumph and tragedy told in the authentically rendered voices of the two greatest American explorers.

Moreover, Wheeler provides a solution--dark in its ramifications--to one of the greatest mysteries in American history: the terrible and unexplained death of Meriwether Lewis, age thirty-five, in the wilderness of the Natchez Trace of Tennessee in October, 1809.

About the Author:

Richard S. Wheeler has written over fifty novels and several short stories. He has won four Spur Awards and the Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement in the field of western literature.

He lives in the literary and film community of Livingston, Montana, and is married to Professor Sue Hart, of Montana State University-Billings. Before turning to fiction he was a newsman and book editor. He has raised horses and been a wrangler at an Arizona dude ranch.

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Elk River Books is a partnership between poet Marc Beaudin and journalist Andrea Peacock. We opened our doors in 2011, and moved to our current location in Livingston's gallery district in 2014. We offer affordable, high quality books, fair trade journals, maps, note cards (many by local artists) and other literary gifts. The store specializes in works by collectible outdoor literature, books by regional authors, visual and literary arts, and western history and lore.

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